The Gift of an Avocado Tree
We recently received a most generous gift from my beautiful sistar Teri. A 6 foot avocado tree !! I am thrilled to have this wonder of nature on my property now. I have decided to name her a Ava Theresa. For those of you that think I am a little weird from naming my avocado tree, you may not think so if you knew what an incredible blessing it is to be in possession of one of the most healthiest anti aging fruit trees on the planet. At this stage, it feels like I’ve adopted a teenager. And in a few years this magnificent tree can grow up to 40 feet high and produce the most nutritious, delicious, and versatile foods you could ever consume. An avocado a day keeps me happy in a lot ways, I say! I have used this scrumptious fruit as a facial, a hair mask, in dips, smoothies and salads just to name a few.
Here are some of the beautiful benefits of consuming avocado. 54% fiber which is fat burning. Vitamin A,C,E,K and B6. One avocado contains 975 mg of potassium. The folate in Avocado can reduce heart disease. It can prevent strokes, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes. It is anti aging, regulate blood sugar and promote happy eye health. Promotes healthy hair growth and can relieve eczema. Some have even been known to eat the skin to rid of intestinal parasites.
Here is a recipe for a anti aging skin mask: One ripe avocado, a tablespoon of honey, the aloe from one stem or about one tablespoon and 2 slices of cucumber. First and it is optional : turn on some soft relaxing music. Mix everything but the cucumber together. Apply it to your face. Lay down and place the cucumber slices on your eyes. Relax for 20 minutes, rinse and glow!!
Here I am with no make up on at all and pushing double nickles!! Avocado’s Rule!
Shine as Love & Light,
Category: GratitudeTags: Aloe, Anti-aging, Avocado, Avocado Hair Mask, Avocado Skin Mask, Avocado Tree, Cancer preventative, Cucumber, Facial, Folate, Intestinal parasites, Raw Honey, Salad Recipes, Skin Care, Smoothies, Stroke Preventative, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
I, too – love Avos. We get them at Sam’s Club – 5 to a bag and usually much less than individually at the market. I then put them into a paper bag on the counter until softer. Then I keep what’s left in the bag in the veggie drawer. They keep for a couple of weeks with that process – not that they last that long…**GRIN**
Thank you Torrey 🙂
Jules you are just too beautiful and lunch the other day was so delicious and healthy and light. I was so happy to take in the beauty of your yard and also to see the new Avacado Tree. Because of you I have added avacados to my daily food intake for a while now and I love them, like tofu they are so versatile!
Love, Mama Lee